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Best of the North Fork

For our second Best of the North Fork awards, our team debated (and debated, and debated) the top spots in the area in 50 categories, from lobster rolls and vintage shops to tasting rooms and takeout. Read on for our picks for the best in drink: bars, breweries, distilleries, winemakers and more. We hope our list inspires you to support local — and drink something new and delicious! And have your say in our Readers Choice Awards poll.


Best of the North Fork Readers’ Choice

Best Winery — Bedell Cellars, Cutchogue

Best Tasting Room — Croteaux Vineyards, Southold

Best Brewery — Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Greenport and Peconic

Best Spirits — Montauk Distilling Company, Riverhead

Best Cocktail Spot — Brix & Rye, Greenport

Best Sports Bar – Legends, New Suffolk

Best Place to Grab a Drink — Claudio’s Waterfront, Greenport

Best Coffee House — North Fork Roasting Company, Southold

Best Winemaker — Rich Olsen-Harbich, Bedell Cellars and Corey Creek Tap Room